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Police: Arrest made in fatal Decatur hit-and-run

Police: Arrest made in fatal Decatur hit-and-run



DECATUR — The driver in a fatal hit-and-run crash last month has been arrested, the Macon County Sheriff's Office says.

Malik O. Lewis, 23, was booked Monday on preliminary charges of causing an accident that resulted in injury and death and failing to report an accident involving a death.

Decatur police said he was driving north on North Jasper Street on May 25 and collided with another vehicle near East Condit Street at 9:24 p.m.

Four people were taken to a hospital, including Jameela Cunningham, 27, who was later pronounced dead. A statement by police at the time said one of the drivers "fled the scene, abandoning the vehicle he was driving."

Macon County Coroner Michael E. Day said in a statement that Cunningham had been a passenger in a car that was in a collision with another vehicle at 9:24 p.m. Monday at the intersection of North Jasper and East Condit streets.

Sheriff's Sgt. Scott Flannery said DNA swabs taken at the scene by investigators helped identify Lewis. 

Records show he was booked into Macon County Jail on Monday and later released on $15,000 bond.

Preliminary charges are subject to review by the state's attorney. 

2020 mug shots from the Herald & Review

Contact Garrett Karsten at (217) 421-6949. Follow him on Twitter: @GarrettKarsten


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